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Internships

communication department

The Communication Department encourages majors to pursue internships during their time at Boston College. Internships can provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom in a real world setting. Internships can help students define their interests, acquire practical experience, and begin building their own network.

To support a broad range of internship opportunities, the department has developed a two-tier program:

  • Any major is eligible for a one-credit internship. These 50-hour Pass/Fail internships are an ideal way for majors to explore different career paths. Additional information about the one-credit internship and a one-credit internship application is available.
  • Any senior major who has completed the requisite courses is eligible for Senior Internship Seminar, a graded three-credit course that counts as a communication elective. These internships serve as capstone experiences and help majors begin the transition away from college into a communication-related profession. Additional information about the Senior Internship Seminar and an Application for Senior Internship Seminar is available.

The Department works with majors to find appropriate placements. The best internships offer the student a range of experiences, provide the opportunity to work on a meaningful project, and involve regular contact with a supervisor who is interested in the student's learning. Over the years, the department has developed an extensive network of outstanding internship opportunities. Recent internship placements include:

Advertising

Arnold Worldwide, Hill Holiday, Mullen

Print Journalism

Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, Boston Metro, Boston Phoenix, Body & Soul, GQ, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Tennis World, Travel & Leisure, Vogue

Public Relations

Blitz, Callanan & Klein Communications, Citizens Financial Group Public Affairs Dept., Cone Communications, Gucci Marketing Department, Kraft Sports Production, O'Neill and Associates, PUMA, Reebok, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Radio

Clear Channel Radio, Entercom Radio Boston, ESPN Radio, Kiss 108 FM, Magic 106.7, Mix 98.5, SONY, WAAF and MIKE FM, WEEI Sports Radio, WROR 105.7

Television

CBS College Sports, CBS Network News, Comcast Sports Network, ESPN, ESPNU Campus Connection, FOX Sports, Late Show with David Letterman, MSNBC, MTV Networks, NBC News Dateline, NBC/Universal, NESN, New England Cable News, Telemundo, The Tennis Channel, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, VH1, WBZ TV (Channel 4), CBS TV, WCVB TV (Channel 5), WFXT Boston (Fox 25), WGBH TV PBS (Channel 2), WHDH TV (Channel 7)

Health Communication

American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Dana Farber Cancer Institute Media Relations, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Fashion / Event Planning Media Relations

Abercrombie & Fitch, Anthem Group, Anthropologie, Calvin Klein, Chanel USA, Conde Nast, Donna Karan, GQ, InStyle, Polina Fashion, Vera Wang, Vogue

Sports / Media Relations

Boston Bruins, Boston Cannons, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Cape Cod Baseball League, Lowell Spinners, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Lightning